Sharing my passion
Recently, Binghamton Children’s Examiner wrote What are you excited about? She asked her readership what they were excited about, and it shocked me that I did not have a ready answer. Stored away in the recesses of my mind, it took some amount of pondering before I realized I had quite a few passions.
Poetry, of course, heads the list. I love poetry because it appeals to the senses like no other form of communication. Poetry that is well written captures the heart and the imagination. I do not write poetry as often these days, because I have an intense schedule; but ever so often I hear a word or a sentence that makes me want to drop everything, grab my pen and put it into writing before the thought is forgotten.
There are so many things we like to memorialize – pictures of our children taking their first baby steps, our first day at school, our first birthday party, and so on. Then there are moments we want to capture in the lives of our families and friends. Their happiness becomes ours, their sorrows, and their pain.
It would be remiss of me therefore to not ask my readers to pay special attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sometimes we feel helpless when we hear about sickness that rudely interrupts our lives from time to time. Yet there are those who have an ongoing battle with diseases that ravage their bodies and stretch human endurance to its limit.
But take heart! There is something that we can do. There are many charities that exist today which are making significant inroads into the development of cures to alleviate human suffering. Recently I proudly announced to whoever would listen that now a portion of my electric bill will be going to fund a charitable foundation that is aggressively seeking newfound technology to halt the deleterious effects of MS.
Now I have been given another chance. My article in some small way will go to help fight against cancer. That thought humbles me, and also makes me proud.
So, what is your passion? Stop. Take the time off, two minutes even, and share with us for a worthy cause. Help your brother, sister, neighbor, friend. Who knows where such love will ultimately end?